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microchir, Neoscopelus Matsubara [K.] 1943:59, Fig. 13 [The Journal of the Sigenkagaku Kenkyusyo v. 1 (no. 1); ref. 6514] Heta, Suruga, Japan. Holotype: FAKU 6582. Paratypes: FAKU 1061-1070 (10), 2120 (1), 2251 (1), 2253-55 (3), 4926 (1), 6228-32 (5), 6578 (1), 6579-81 (3), 6605 (1), 6583 (1), 10240 (1), 10416-17 (2), 7 other specimens, unnumbered [some specimens lost]. •Valid as Neoscopelus microchir Matsubara 1943 -- (Nielsen 1973:170 [ref. 6885], Nafpaktitis 1977:9 [ref. 23677], Hulley in Whitehead et al. 1984:427 [ref. 13675], Fujii in Masuda et al. 1984:75 [ref. 6441], Okamura in Okamura & Kitajima 1984:183, 350 [ref. 8057], Hulley 1986:322 [ref. 5672], Paxton et al. 1989:252 [ref. 12442], Paulin et al. 1989:114 [ref. 24556], Hulley 1990:468 [ref. 15273], Adam et al. 1998:9 [ref. 23610], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:679 [ref. 23897], Paxton & Hulley 1999:1956 [ref. 24748], Nakabo 2000:377 [ref. 25086], Paxton & Hulley in Randall & Lim 2000:592 [ref. 25122], Wang & Chen 2001:109 [ref. 25464], Hutchins 2001:20 [ref. 25847], Shinohara et al. 2001:300 [ref. 25995], Chen 2002:105 [ref. 26587], Nakabo 2002:377 [ref. 26001], Choi et al. 2003:202, 535 [ref. 26218], Bañón et al. 2002:878 [ref. 26949], Hartel & Craddock 2003:943 [ref. 27005], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S98 [ref. 27377], Menezes et al. in Menezes et al. 2003:51 [ref. 27192], Moore et al. 2003:198 [ref. 27076], Shinohara et al. 2005:410 [ref. 28370], Mundy 2005:210 [ref. 28379], Paxton & Gates 2006:507 [ref. 29007], Bañon et al. 2010:9 [ref. 31029], Roberts 2015:612 [ref. 34256], Bañón et al. 2016:311 [ref. 34397], Fricke et al. 2018:75 [ref. 35805], Carneiro et al. 2019:113 [ref. 37250], Fricke et al. 2019:67 [ref. 36673], Balushkin & Prirodina 2020:36 [ref. 37828], Psomadakis et al. 2020:317 [ref. 37272] as 'microchir'). Current status: Valid as Neoscopelus microchir Matsubara 1943. Neoscopelidae. Distribution: Circumglobal in tropical and warm temperate seas, but not in eastern Pacific. Habitat: marine.